Well, this is a first, I am doing 5 for Friday on a Sunday. Ha!
Well, conferences are upon us at my school. I have had 1 and most are tomorrow for me. I have a half day of conferences on Tuesday, so the rest of my Tues I will be completely emptying my room's closet and organizing. I LITERALLY can not go 2 steps into it and it's a big closet! I know there are lots of great things hiding in there that I'd love to use. When I started the year, I only had 3 days before school started to switch gears from thinking I was a 2nd grade teacher to a 1-2 combo. All of a sudden, I had to get 2 sets of curriculum for everything....where does all that go....closet!!!! So, I did the old shove into a closet trick. I haven't had any time since then to get it organized. So here is my opportunity.
I will take before and after pictures so you can see the mess go to marvelous. Ha! :)
This past week my 1st graders used a packet I created a while ago. It can be found below and is free. I know you don't need it now, but next year!!!
My second graders worked on the first Thanksgiving as well but in a more complex manner. They learned about the Mayflower and what made it a difficult adventure as well as learned about the Wampanoag people.
Both grades got to see a fun video about Thanksgiving on BrainPopJr. If you don't already use this....you should! This is my 1st year using it and the kids and I love it! We think Moby is hilarious.
We also like to use Discovery Ed and I found a fun video about Thanksgiving, a food drive, and the Pilgrims and Wampanoag people.
I may not have 9 days off like most folks, but I have 3 and that is better than nothin'! I am so excited about Wednesday. I get to hang with just my 2 daughters. We can have some much needed girl time.
I will also use that time off to plan for December. I will be using my Unit 4 Math Menu packet to practice thermometer reading and measurement skills with my 1st graders.
Have a great week!